Day: March 23, 2021

Report: Extremist groups thrive on Facebook despite bans

A new outside report found that Facebook has allowed groups — many tied to QAnon, boogaloo and militia movements — to glorify violence during the 2020 election and in the weeks leading up to the deadly riots on the U.S. Capitol in January. Avaaz, a nonprofit advocacy group […]

Israel votes: Netanyahu’s fate hangs on Tuesday’s elections

JERUSALEM — Israelis began voting on Tuesday in the country’s fourth parliamentary election in two years — a highly charged referendum on the divisive rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Opinion polls forecast a tight race between those who support Israel’s longest-serving premier and those who want “anyone […]

Indian lingerie model, 52, hopes to inspire inclusivity, change

A 52-year-old Indian lingerie model is pushing e-commerce firms to hire older women for their advertising campaigns, challenging what she says are the ageist norms practised by many companies. Geeta J, a former teacher who took to modelling when she turned 50, says she wants innerwear companies in […]

Hopes low for progress at India, Pakistan’s first river-sharing talks in 3 years

An Indian official played down on Tuesday prospects for a breakthrough at the first talks in three years with neighbouring Pakistan aimed at resolving long-running disputes over hydroelectric projects on the shared Indus River. Pakistan is concerned that India’s plans for hydroelectric plants in the disputed Himalayan region […]

Suspect in custody after 10 killed in mass shooting at Colorado grocery store

A suspect was in custody on Tuesday a day after 10 people, including a policeman, were killed in a hail of gunfire inside a Colorado grocery store, marking America’s second mass shooting in a week and adding to the state’s history of deadly massacres. Authorities have not yet […]

Cabinet apprised on progress under National Health Mission (NHM) 2019-20

DELHI, MARCH 23: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi was apprised on the progress under National Health Mission (NHM)during FY 2019-20 includingaccelerated decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR)  and Total Fertility Rate (TFR). It also noted […]

Cabinet approves signing of an MoU between Union Public Service Commission, India and Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission, Afghanistan

DELHI, MARCH 23: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), India and Independent Administrative Reforms and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC), Afghanistan. The MoU will strengthen the relationship between […]

CIVIL SERVICES (MAIN) EXAMINATION, 2020 – RESULT OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION

DELHI, MARCH 23: On the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2020 held by the Union Public Service Commission from 8th January 2021 to 17th January 2021, the candidates with the Roll Numbers, as given below, have qualified for the Personality Test (Interview) for selection to […]

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